Welcome to Year 1
Class Teacher Mrs J Bill supported by Mrs A Gannon teaching assistant
We will be following 'The way, the truth and the life' scheme of work for religious education. Our topic this term is 'Following Jesus'- designed to develop the children's knowledge and understanding of what it means to be a follower of Jesus.
Pupils will continue to have literacy lessons using the SFA (Success For All) programme. This ensures all will cover a wide range of phonics, reading and writing skills, using a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction texts.
Click on the links below to discover more about what we will be learning in English
Say the number one more or less and two more or less using a number line or a 100 grid; locate 2-digit numbers on a 100 grid and 1-100 bead string; read, write and say 2-digit numbers and understand them as some tens and some ones.
Revise pairs to 5,6,7,10 and doubles to double 6; derive subtraction facts; understand a symbol being used for unknown addition and subtraction word problems; find pairs of numbers with a total of 8
Add by putting the larger number first and counting on (numbers up to 100), spotting unit patterns; count on from 1-digit numbers; add a 1-digit number to a 2-digit number.
Name, recognise and know the properties of 3D shapes; cube, cuboid, cone, cylinder and sphere; begin to sort 3D shapes according to properties; order and name the days of the week and months of the year; recognise and name the seasons.
Count on and back in tens from any number; begin to count in 5s and 2s recognising multiples of 5 end in 5 and 0; begin to count in 2s; estimate a number of objects within a range and count by grouping into 10s or 5s.
Recognise odd and even numbers; count objects in 5s and 10s and begin to say 5 lots and 10 lots; find half, quarter and three quarters of shapes; begin to know that two halves and four quarters are a whole and that two quarters is a half.
In science we will be learning about the changing seasons- from Winter to Spring and from Spring to Summer. With the recent weather it has been diffcult to know which season we are in ! As the weather hopefully becomes warmer , it will be a good opportunity for the children to really look around them, use all their senses and see for themselves the wonderful changes taking place as Spring emerges.
Our Geography topic this term is called,'What a Wonderful World!' We will be dicscovering and getting to know and name all the vast continents and oceans of the world. With the up-coming Olympic Games in Brazil this will be a great focus for the children to really get to know and appreciate 'their world'.
Art and Design
Spring flowers and the natural world around us will act as an inspiration for the children to design and press print their own Spring flower pattern. We will focus on the designs of William Morris as a starting point to try to understand a little more about what 'pattern' actually means and how we create patterns ourselves.
This will be given out on a Friday in the book bag and should be completed over weekday evenings for about 10 minutes each evening and returned to school the following Thursday in book bags.
On a Friday children will have a spelling test on their homework spelling list. You will get the spelling lists for the following week every Friday.
To help them learn spellings, we suggest you encourage them to:
- Look at the word written down
- Say the word aloud while looking at it
- Cover up the word themselves
- Write the word (without looking at it)
- Check by uncovering the word to see if it matches their version
- If the word is incorrect, repeat the process until they can remember it and give lots of praise for correct spellings
Each child will have two books to read at home each night. Firstly there is the shared book from SFA lessons (usually sent home on Monday)and also a book chosen by themselves (brought home on Fridays) which you should encourage them to read every evening to help improve their fluency and expression. Please re-read the book with your child as many times as possible during the week, ask them questions to help them gain a full understanding of the text and write a short comment in their reading record.
This term P.E will be on a Monday- with a specialist coach. P.E kit is black pumps or trainers, a white t-shirt and black or blue shorts with white socks. Kit is to be left in school and taken home at half term for a wash.
If you have any concerns about your child please feel free to speak to me at the beginning of the day, if however you need to speak at more length I will be happy to make an appointment.
Thank you for your support and cooperation.
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